The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie HarrisonThe Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

The Princess and the Hound

byMette Ivie Harrison

Paperback | May 20, 2008

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He is a prince and heir to a kingdom threatened on all sides, possessor of the forbidden animal magic.

She is a princess from a rival kingdom, the daughter her father never wanted, isolated from all except her hound.

In this lush and beautifully written fairy-tale romance, a prince, a princess, and two kingdoms are joined in the aftermath of a war. Proud, stubborn, and bound to marry for duty, George and Beatrice will steal your heart—but will they fall in love?

Mette Ivie Harrison has a PhD in Germanic literature and is the author of The Princess and the Hound; Mira, Mirror; and The Monster in Me.Of The Princess and the Bear, she says, "I never thought there would be a sequel to The Princess and the Hound, but when I read through the galleys, I realized that there was another book waiting in ...
Title:The Princess and the HoundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:May 20, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006113189X

ISBN - 13:9780061131899

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good fairy tail It's a good story all in all, but it get's quite repetitive. The author says that she wanted to write a traditional fairy tail, and when i think that I think short story which is what this story could have been better as.
Date published: 2008-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good George is a prince living in a land where animal magic is forbidden and those who possess it are prosecuted. The queen, George’s mother, has animal magic. And, so does George. His mother teaches him how to use it and whenever George is with her, he feels as if he truly belongs. But then his mother dies, leaving George with his father who barely knows him. George tries to fit into the mould that the kingdom (and his father) has for him, hiding his true self and any traces of his animal magic. He appears to be the perfect prince, even being willing to marry Princess Beatrice to achieve peace between the rival kingdoms. When George meets Beatrice he meets someone wild and stubborn but determined to do her duty (marrying George). She wants to prove to her father that she isn’t useless. However, her father, along with his kingdom, continues to mock her, leaving her virtually alone. The only person who cares for her is her hound, Marit. Both George and Beatrice are fiercely independent and have isolated themselves from others. But soon, they find themselves united through their dark secrets. And then, slowly, love blossoms between two individuals despite their differences. The romance occurs subtly throughout the whole story, sometimes hidden under the action. Beatrice and George spend a large portion of the book chasing after a man who has committed many crimes (including poisoning George’s father as well as one much, much worse). The cover is a little deceptive in that it seems that the book is about the Princess. Despite the fact that she is a fairly major character of the book, George is the main character and he narrates the book. This book has a few surprises in there. I felt that some parts of the book didn't add up perfectly. However,because of its complex ideas and well-written story I still enjoyed it. Mette Ivie Harrison has a brilliant idea here and I think she managed to pull it off fairly well
Date published: 2008-03-02

Editorial Reviews

“Well-written and intriguing. Harrison’s intelligence and love of language shine through.”